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Dec
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answered How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
Dec
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comment Email and social media for pre-teens
True, though that argument will only work until they're 13
Dec
29
answered Are there any dangers or downsides to white noise as a calming tool
Dec
29
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
Pre/teenagers don't always see "the law" as we do. ;)
Dec
29
comment How do I deal with my pre-schooler's over tired behavior after school?
That's one of the ways to attempt a diagnosis, but doesn't necessarily rule it out if it's not the case either--especially at age 4 (where any full diagnosis is hard). Also note that ADD can be with or without the H part.
Dec
29
comment Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
@Hairy the ability (or lack thereof) to digest lactose is an evolutionary thing: scienceinafrica.co.za/2002/june/lactose.htm
Dec
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comment Is this excess phlegm and throat clearing a sign of lactose intolerance?
It is off topic as it's a medical question. This is something you should ask your doctor. FWIW, most humans are lactose intolerant to one degree or another...especially with cow milk.
Dec
29
comment What are some strategies for helping children cope with divorce?
"If you can possibly avoid it, don't go through with the divorce" That's horrible advice. And doesn't answer the question.
Dec
29
comment When is it safe to start letting our children go into relationships?
This is a fine answer if the question were about abstinence, but it's hardly a universally applicable answer for the question that was asked (which is admittedly incredibly vague).
Dec
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
@Ominus note that the 13 year restriction on most web sites is US Law rather than any specific best practice or recommendation. It has to do with the legalities of agreeing to EULAs and the like.
Dec
28
comment How do I deal with my pre-schooler's over tired behavior after school?
Talk to a physician who can get you hooked up with a psychologist. 4 is very likely too young for a full diagnosis, but if there's a family history (as you state) there's a good likelihood of her having it and a trained psychologist will be able to start steering you in the right direction in terms of behavior coping strategies. As for us, it's usually to allow our oldest 'chill out time' as they see fit...typically a bit of TV or video games on the days they don't have heavy physical activity after school (sports).
Dec
28
comment Email and social media for pre-teens
"we will also check her internet history without her knowledge" how do you plan on handling a situation where you find something in the history you don't like? I worry that not informing them ahead of time opens you up to accusations of spying. From personal experience, as a child of parents who tended to snoop a lot, I really resented it...and ultimately only led me to being more distant and hiding my vices better. ;)
Dec
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answered Email and social media for pre-teens
Dec
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revised Is it bad for a child to sit on their feet?
Reworded question to remove vague 'many say'
Dec
27
comment Is it bad for a child to sit on their feet?
@JPmiaou just to let you know, Pluto is no longer a planet, there is no such thing as a Brontosaurus, Starfish are now called Sea Stars, and kids now sit 'pretzel style'. ;) (These are things I've learned in the past few years of our kids' schooling.)
Dec
27
comment Are there techniques for sleep training that actually teach a child how to sleep?
While it doesn't answer your question, as a father who went through this as well, I do miss those days. While it can be frustrating at the time, I think the key is for dad to relax, and enjoy the bonding time. I know it's really easy to say that in hindsight, and I probably would have ignored my own advice back then, but for what it's worth...
Dec
27
comment How do I discipline my 4 year old for not playing with schoolmates?
@morah I'd suggest rewording it per Beofett's suggestion.
Dec
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suggested approved edit on Is it bad for a child to sit on their feet?
Dec
27
comment How do I discipline my 4 year old for not playing with schoolmates?
@morah I agree with Beofett that there is a valid way to word this question, but asking us how to change typical age-appropriate behavior seems rather peculiar.
Dec
27
comment How do I discipline my 4 year old for not playing with schoolmates?
"This is completely unacceptable". Uh...she's 4. This is rather typical.